The target of installing bio-toilets in all the coaches of Indian Railways has been extended to December 2018.
The information was shared by a member of Railways Ministry, Ravindra Gupta while speaking at an event organised in Bonn, Germany on 15 November 2017.
The member stated that under the dynamic guidance of Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, the target of 100 per cent completion of installing bio-toilets in the Indian Railways coaches has been advanced to December 2018.
The member was speaking at an event that was organised to highlight Railway Ministry's efforts towards a low-carbon pathway and overall sustainable mobility initiatives in the Indian transport sector.
Other senior officials also took the opportunity on the occasion to call for the need for increasing role of renewable sources in the railways to achieve net de-carbonisation.
The announcement comes on the backdrop of World Toilet Day, which will be observed on 19 November 2017 with the theme ‘Wastewater’.
Who: Indian Railways